Estelle Grech is a passionate advocate for inclusive cities and tackling inequality through urban policy.
An urban planner and policy specialist with a keen focus on designing better cities for women, Estelle has worked in local government, consulting and as a Ministerial adviser in the NSW Government.
She has worked on a wide variety of projects from open space, community and cultural strategies through to affordable housing studies and plans, including co-authoring a novel piece of research that surveyed and interviewed more than 1,000 women to better understand the barriers women face when taking up active transport as their primary mode of mobility.
Estelle is a firm believer that good policy comes from deep engagement with affected communities, and has always sought to engage with hard-to-reach groups about policy that will impact them.
As an adviser, she has overseen the development of policy to increase women in construction and the $30 million Safer Cities program, as well as the creation of Greater Sydney Parklands, an agency which oversees management of Sydney’s finest public parklands.
She was awarded the NSW Planning Institute of Australia Outstanding Student Prize in 2019 for her honours thesis researching migrant women's experience of public space in Western Sydney.
Estelle holds a first class honours degree in City Planning and the University Medal from the University of New South Wales.
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